About Mark Brian And My Website With a Funny Name

I know that Ugly But Honest is a funny name for a REALTOR website. It is easy to remember and there is a very good reason I chose this name.

You probably won't forget it.

But first...

The Blah Blah Blah


My name is Mark Brian and I am a REALTOR in Anderson South Carolina. I am a licensed real estate agent at Silver Star Real Estate LLC.

The areas I cover include Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties in Upstate SC. If you are interested in other areas I cannot help you BUT I might be able to suggest someone. No promises as I do not make recommendations solely to get a referral ( Payment ).

I have been a REALTOR in the Anderson SC area since 2007. Needless to say, I have been helping people sell real estate of all kinds for some time. You can read more about how real estate agents work in SC by reading the South Carolina Real Estate Agency Disclosure.


Residential Single Family Homes

I specialize in helping sellers in the Anderson SC area. I do it with professionalism and a total dedication to my clients. While I mainly focus on selling homes or houses, I have also listed and sold many other types of property. So whether it is a single family home, a mobile home, a condo or town home, I can help!

Land and Lots

Helping my clients sell land is one of my favorite parts of the business. Land is a very special property class and presents special challenges. It’s more of a challenge and that is why I enjoy it so much!


And Now for the REAL STORY

I will be the first to admit that UGLYBUTHONEST.COM is a funny name for a real estate website. But you probably won't forget it...

After 20 years of being a blue collar punch the clock and break a sweat type of guy, I needed a change...

I had grown tired of depending on others for my success.

I knew if I applied the same work ethic to real estate that I did to any of my previous jobs, I would be successful.


So How Could You Describe Mark Brian?

Snarky & sarcastic?

No doubt!

Happily married and in my 40's.

Also true.

You could also use any variety of 4 letter words to describe me and there are times you might be right.

But if you dig a little deeper, you would find out I love coffee, animals and heavy metal music.

Yet that is just scratching the surface.

And there is so much more to me than most people will ever see or learn.

But you probably also want to know about my business philosophy.

I am a stickler for the rules, laws and ethics of being a REALTOR®.

After all I took a vow to uphold the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

And for me, making a promise, taking a vow or giving my word means something.

As old fashioned as that sounds...

Of course, most people will never understand or even care that there is much more to me than being a REALTOR.

I guess if you read my blog, then maybe, after plenty of time you would start to gain some understanding of who I am.

But Why The Funny Name for this Website?

Like I said I did select a funny name for this website.

I pride myself on being a different kind of REALTOR.

The fact is I wanted a website name that is


  • Unique

  • Different

  • Easy to Remember

Did I accomplish this?

I am sure there will be critics that want to use this website's name as a way to insult me.

Not that I care...

You see, a long time ago someone contacted me about buying & selling real estate and sadly, they were not in touch with reality.

I started thinking about what do people want?

A Beautiful Lie or the Ugly Truth

If you want to hear fairy tales, or want it sugar coated, I am not going to be the right agent for you.

When you ask me a question, you better be ready for an answer that you may not want to hear!

Because my answers will always be...HONEST

And sometimes my answers may be...UGLY

If I tell you something it isn’t for some ulterior motive.

It is because that is what I know from experience!

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? – Cicero

I am sure that some people are saying

Yeah Right…

People think they cannot trust REALTORS or real estate agents.

And they probably have good reasons to feel that way sometimes…

The truth is there are people in real estate that give my profession a bad name

There is no denying the fact that there are dishonest or unethical people in the world.

We cannot stick our heads in the sand and pretend it isn't true.

But that isn’t me.

Whether or not you believe that really does not matter to me.

I am a good person.

I was raised to do the right thing.

What you see is what you get.


I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am NOT.

I put my pants on one leg at a time.

While I am NOT perfect, I am AWESOME.

If you don’t like my answers then don’t ask the questions.

I will not change who I am or what I believe for money.

The most important things in life are NOT things...

I am not in this business to make a quick buck.

Because honestly…

Life is Too Short to Be Unhappy

My Father worked hard all his life.

And his reward for always doing the right thing?

After his retirement, he had multiple health problems that prevented my Father and Mother from enjoying their Golden Years.

Sometimes I write about my Dad on my blog under the One Man's Struggles category

I picked the funny name for this website is because I want to start writing about the stuff that has nothing to do with real estate.

Things like:

What makes me tick…

How I think…

What I feel…

What bothers me…

What is important to me…

Just as You Are Not Defined by Your Job...

Neither am I.

Maybe you will like what you read.

Or maybe you could care less.

Maybe getting to know who I am will help you to realize I am different.



I help people sell real estate.

But I am much more.

Much Much More…

Is that good or bad?

Hard to say.

But it is the Ugly But Honest Truth.